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Man who attacked police with hockey stick during Capitol riot gets over 3 years in prison

Feb. 28, 2024 13:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former military officer who assaulted police officers with a hockey stick and a sharp metal pole while he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Wednesday to more than three years in prison. Michael Joseph Foy, 33, threw the pole at police and struck officers...

Police cars torched during rioting between rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands

Feb. 17, 2024 15:48 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioting broke out between two rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands on Saturday night, police said. Officers used tear gas in an attempt to quell the unrest in The Hague as rioters torched police cars and a bus. Images from the scene showed...

The Supreme Court seems poised to reject efforts to kick Trump off the ballot over the Capitol riot

Feb. 08, 2024 16:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems poised to reject attempts to kick former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot, with conservative and liberal justices in apparent agreement in a case that puts them at the heart of a presidential election. A definitive ruling for...

Claims that Jan. 6 rioters are 'political prisoners' endure. Judges want to set the record straight

Feb. 04, 2024 14:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While sentencing a North Carolina man to prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot, a Republican-appointed judge issued a stark warning: Efforts to portray the mob of Donald Trump's supporters as heroes and play down the violence that unfolded on Jan. 6, 2021, pose a serious...

Man gets life plus up to 80 years for killing of fellow inmate during Nebraska prison riot

Feb. 02, 2024 20:02 PM EST

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A Gage County man was sentenced to life plus 60 to 80 years in prison Friday for the killing of a fellow inmate who was stabbed more than 100 times during a riot at a Nebraska state prison. The sentencing of Eric Ramos came over a month after he was found...

More than 100 Rohingya flee a Malaysian detention center

Feb. 02, 2024 02:19 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than 100 Rohingya immigrants have escaped from a detention center in Malaysia after a protest, with one confirmed killed in a road accident, officials said Friday. This was the second time in two years that such a breakout occurred. In 2022, 528...

9 hospitalized after 200 prisoners rush corrections officers in riot at Southern California prison

Feb. 01, 2024 22:57 PM EST

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — Eight corrections officers and an incarcerated man were injured in a riot involving around 200 inmates in the recreational yard of a Southern California prison, authorities said Thursday. The violence erupted around 10 a.m. Wednesday as officers were...

A Hong Kong court convicts 4 people of rioting over the storming of the legislature in 2019 protests

Feb. 01, 2024 01:46 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court convicted four people Thursday for rioting over the storming of the city's legislative council building at the height of the anti-government protests more than four years ago. The break-in on July 1 in 2019 — the 22nd anniversary of the former...

Military veteran who killed Iraqi civilian is ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges

Jan. 30, 2024 18:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran who shot and killed a handcuffed civilian in Iraq nearly 20 years ago was ordered jailed Tuesday on charges that he used a metal baton to assault police officers during a mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Chief Judge James...

A Zimbabwe opposition figure seen by supporters as the face of resistance to repression is convicted

Jan. 24, 2024 15:21 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean opposition figure who has spent close to 600 days in pretrial detention was convicted on Wednesday of inciting public violence, while some supporters sobbed at the treatment of a man seen by many as the face of resistance to the government's alleged...